Donegal Tarantella

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This sixth collection by one of Carcanet’s most celebrated Irish poets gathers together lyrics poems musing on history, on archaeology, geology and on the deep need of the human spirit to find expression in music and song.


Moya Cannon, originally from Co. Donegal, has spent most of her adult life in Galway and now lives in Dublin. She has represented Ireland at many international festivals and conferences. Her work has been widely translated. She has taught creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway, was director of the International Writers’ Course at NUIG, and she has edited Poetry Ireland Review. A winner of the Brendan Behan award and of the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy award, she has a deep interest in music and enjoys performing with musicians.